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LBJ Throws Out the First Pitch at the 1967 Senators vs. Yankees Game
We're way late on this, but better late than never. Here's a terrific photo shared with us by old GoDC friend Phil of President Lyndon B. Johnson throwing the first pitch at the 1967 Senators vs. Yankees game. See the full list of people in the photo.
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Listen to Lyndon B. Johnson's 1964 Phone Call Ordering New Pants
Listen to the classic 1964 phone call in which President Lyndon B. Johnson orders new pants from the Texas-based Haggar apparel company. Courtesy of American Radio Works. Get the full flavor here!
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Lyndon Johnson Sent This Photo to Lady Bird During Their Courtship
Discover the sweet gesture of love Lyndon Johnson sent to his beloved, Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor, during their courtship. A photo from the National Archives reveals Johnson's touching message of admiration.
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The Tragic Story of President Johnson's Pet Beagle Run Over by the White House Limousine
On June 15th, 1966, President Johnson's beagle was accidentally run over by the White House limousine in the driveway. Here's the heartbreaking report from the Washington Post the following day.
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November 20th, 1963: JFK to Make Fives Speeches and Attend Two Receptions in Texas
If you read this piece in the Washington Post on Wednesday morning, November 20th, 1963, you probably didn’t think much of it. President Kennedy was making a trip to Texas, the Vice President’s home state. The White House explicitly stated that the event was nonpolitical, but without a doubt, there were some political undertones for this trip. President and Mrs. Kennedy arrive in San...
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President Johnson Signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act: A Look Back at the Speech
Revisit the momentous speech when President Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act into law. Reflection on the weight of the moment, and the significance of the civil rights movement.
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All Eyes On The Hirshhorn, But It Wasn't Always Pretty (Or Round)
This is a guest post by Aaron. Rendering of “SONG 1” (hirshhorn.si.edu) Art fans will focus Thursday night on the outer walls of the Hirshhorn Museum.  Eleven video projectors will paint the Smithsonian’s modern and contemporary ring with 360 degrees of a looping film called, “SONG 1.”  The Hirshhorn’s exterior will become exhibition space as...
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Home Movie Footage from Lady Bird Johnson During the 1960s
Check out this home movie footage from Lady Bird Johnson during the 1960s! The LBJ Library has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to these videos, plus follow them on Twitter and Facebook. See President Johnson, Vice President Humphrey, and more!
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John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address: An Analysis of One of the Most Powerful Speeches of All Time
An in-depth look at one of the most powerful and important inaugural addresses of all time. Read the text or watch the full speech to see why this is something worth watching in its entirety. Includes a famous quote, start watching at 13:45.
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